Manager: On-Air


POSITION:                Manager: On-Air

DIVISION:                  Video Entertainment

REPORT LINE:        Head: Platforms

SCALE CODE:        300

POSITION ID:          60019684


To Create, develop and implement the SABC TV Network On-air strategy in order to grow and maintain audiences across SABC Television Network (including DTT) to provide a platform for revenue generation


  • Develop the On-air Strategy and implementation plans for the Video Entertainment Platforms.
  • Socialise and ensure buy in and implementation of the On Air strategy by the operational team.
  • Review, monitor and report on the achievement of departmental strategic goals.
  • Identify and develop annual, Quarterly and Monthly campaigns and special projects.
  • Manage On-air aspects of all campaigns and special projects on behalf of Video Entertainment.
  • Promotion of content for engagement on digital and traditional platforms.
  • Advise Video Entertainment on suitable On-Air imaging to promote programmes.
  • Ensure alignment of On Air elements and the usage thereof with the identified brand plans and style guides
  • Improve reach and impact of content
  • Identify and recommend On-air best practices.
  • Identify and manage service providers and facilities for On-Air department.
  • Identify and manage Technical resources for the Creative team.
  • Ensure timeous delivery of material for broadcast
  • Ensure that all On Air material is compliant and does not contravene any regulations
  • Plan, determine, manage and ensure cost effective utilization of On-Air budget.
  • Compile Business plans for approval.
  • Compile Creative Briefs and issue it to external service providers.
  • Manage overtime costs
  • Develop and revise (Standard Operating Procedures) SOP’s for Operational efficiencies.
  • Implement internal control measures to ensure good governance.
  • Monitor and report on the operational risk and compliance matters.
  • Manage risks to protect organisational integrity, create value and prevent financial loss.
  • Comply with applicable policies and legislation.
  • Advise on policies to ensure fair and uniform interpretation of guidelines.
  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Review and implement Risk Management Plan
  • Implement and execute internal risk audits identified to address gaps
  • Issue Creative On-Air briefs to internal and external suppliers.
  • Manage the implementation and the execution of On-Air briefs.
  • Foster relationships with business partners through collaboration, and education of business processes and priorities.
  • Effective implementation of Performance Management System in accordance with organizational policy and procedures.
  • Manage adequate staffing for workload, succession planning and effective leadership.
  • Effective briefing and communication with department staff.
  • Personal Development Plans (PDP) for all staff members.
  • Provide direction on the retention and attraction of staff.
  • Individual coaching, counseling and mentoring conducted on an ongoing basis to meet performance needs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing / Media or equivalent qualification (NQF 7)
  • 5 years’ experience of which 3 years should be on Supervisory level
  • Knowledge of Graphic design, video editing, visual effects,
  • Knowledge of On-Air imaging and design
  • Budget management and forward scenario planning
  • PFMA and relevant national treasury regulations
  • Strategic management
  • Broadcast information systems
  • Scenario planning and Trend analysis
  • Understanding of the different role players within the broadcasting landscape
  • Project management
  • Understanding of applicable legislative frameworks and regulations (i e ICASA)

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